|Posted by Dom Ingvall on May 15, 2012 at 5:10 PM|
Kitara Lodge is buzzing with plenty of horses around.
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Our youngsters have been out and about competing at a few events. Young Veuve being the star we know he is competing at the weekend of world cups at SIEC in April. Veuve won the 4 year old class on the Friday aswell as competing in the equitation classes and 1.10m height classes on the saturday and sunday. He was a star and it definately showed. He did a super round in the 90cm equitation class, with jockey, Jonathan, had a little mis-hab with the tasks required. They didnt place due to a task not being completed (put 6 strides in a line- he put 7) and Jonathan forgot the last fence. Never the less he jumped a clear round and remmebered the last fence just before the finish flags. Veuve then went on to jump a superb round in the huge 1.10cm class. Being still only 4 and green the 1.10m was defiantely a max height class and he handled himself like a pro. He jumped fantastically just having the last vertical down. On the Sunday he jumped a super clear round in the 100cm equitation class, this time all tasks completed very well and he finished 4th. He then went onto doing his last class of the ay - the 1.10m height class again - being max height again he jumped again, another super round. He had 2 down in the end but jumped so well and handled all the fences with style, looking a little lathargic being the reason for the 8 penalties after 3 full on days of jumping. Veuve will now go to compete in the young horse classes at Camden Festival and the ESP young horse Tournaments int he upcoming months.
Our other youngsters also following in Veuve's footsteps with the 3 babies (Bonnie, Bella and ALfie) heading out to Northside Jump Club last Sunday. Alfie had his first outing in the 55cm class, the first round he was a little spooked nad unsure, however the second round being much better and gave most jumps a go. (alfie is Veuve's full brother - 3 year old) Bonnie and Bella stepped out again this time in the next 2 height classes. Bonnie and Bella both jumped 2 double clear rounds in the 65cm, both just 1 and 2 seconds outstide the placings. Bella and Bonnie were also entered in the 85cm power and speed class, with Bella up first - another double clear round after some hectic carnage in the class. Bonnie was all ready to go in when the rider before had fallen off at the last fence (going at 100 miles an hour - very silly riding) and the ambulance was called. 45 minutes later, the girl still laying on the ground (didnt seem like it was that serious, but she refused to move) and the ambos still contemplating what to do, Bonnie had been standing still and all riders had dismounted and the day was getting late. We decided not to jump her in the 85cm and instead, pack up and go home as we were unsure when the course would be cleared. Unfortunate as this was her last outing before going out for a long spell. She is a bold, brave and careful jumper so we are sure she would have handled herself well around the course so we are not too dissapointed.
Next on the agenda is to take Chandy and Alfie out to their jump club days, Veuve, Bud and Ari to go to some jumping comps coming up .
We have recently recruited some more horses to Kitara Lodge - we welcome Arron and Katia (a 26 year old Whaler mare who is lovely) and Geoff and Marley (18 mont old stockhorse colt) 2 very different horses, but both lovely.
A selection of horses are still available for sale.